I'll second what XJR said. I just passed my PPL Checkride last weekend
and a BIG part of the oral exam was my cross country planning and the sectional...knowing the airspace in and around your airport and along your flight path!! Be sure you've done a good Weight & Balance, too!
We also spent a good amount of time on the FAR
's as they relate to what you can and cannot do with your Private license, visibility and cloud clearance requirements for ALL
types of airspace and safety/emergency procedures.
I think a lot of DE
's go over the cross country stuff first off - - if you can dazzle 'em with that, it'll make the rest of the exam go easy!
And as a tip - - have all your paperwork neatly arranged in file folders. One for your personal stuff like logbook, written exam results, copy of medical, etc. Another for your cross country planning and the W&B, and a third with all the info on the aircraft.
If you've got a spare $100, order the Pre-Checkride DVD from King Schools -it's a great help!
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